New report on Malta by the Council of Europe anti-discrimination commission

The Council of Europe’s antidiscrimination commission, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published today new report on Malta welcoming progress made in a number of fields as well as expressing concern with the persisting problems.

https://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-country/Malta/MLT-CbC-V-2018-019-ENG.pdf

New report on Liechtenstein by the Council of Europe anti-discrimination commission

The Council of Europe’s antidiscrimination commission, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published today new report on Liechtenstein welcoming progress made in a number of fields as well as expressing concern with the persisting problems.

https://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-country/Liechtenstein/LIE-CbC-V-2018-018-ENG.pdf

New report on Croatia by the Council of Europe anti-discrimination commission

The Council of Europe’s antidiscrimination commission, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published today new report on Croatia welcoming progress made in a number of fields as well as expressing concern with the persisting problems.

https://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-country/Croatia/HRV-CbC-V-2018-017-ENG.pdf

Colombia. No hay paz para las personas defensoras de derechos humanos

La defensa de derechos humanos sigue siendo una actividad de alto riesgo situando a Colombia como el país con el mayor número de asesinatos de personas defensoras en el mundo. En 2017, entre 106 y 126 personas defensoras perdieron la vida ante la incapacidad del Estado para protegerlas. Fue lo que denunció el informe del Observatorio (OMCT-FIDH) presentado hoy en Buenaventura, uno de los lugares emblemáticos de los riesgos que enfrentan quienes defienden los derechos humanos.

http://www.omct.org/files/2018/05/24862/informe_colombia.pdf

Manual de Género para acción humanitaria

Esta versión revisada de “Mujeres, niñas, niños y hombres. Igualdad de oportunidades para necesidades diferentes: Manual sobre cuestiones de género en la acción humanitarian” de 2006, es una guía concisa basada en las lecciones aprendidas por la comunidad humanitaria y refleja los principales retos a los que hay que hacer frente para garantizar una integración adecuada del género en la planificación y los programas humanitarios. El manual se complementa con información detallada que se actualiza periódicamente en la plataforma en línea. La revisión del manual fue llevada a cabo por el grupo de referencia de género del IASC en 2016. Fue respaldado por el IASC con el objetivo de cumplir los compromisos colectivos en materia de igualdad de género en la acción humanitaria.

https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/iasc_manual_de_genero_para_accion_humanitaria.pdf

Kenya: Families torn apart: Forced eviction of indigenous people in Embobut forest

Index number: AFR 32/8340/2018. Families in Embobut forest, in the North Rift Valley of Kenya, are losing their homes, livelihoods, and access to cultural practices. They belong to the Sengwer Indigenous People and Embobut is their ancestral home. The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has been carrying out forced evictions in the forest since the 1980s; however on Christmas Day 2017 it began a new campaign, burning 341 houses and leading to the killing of one Sengwer man and the hospitalisation with gunshot wounds of another.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AFR3283402018ENGLISH.PDF

Pakistan: Human Rights under surveillance

Index number: ASA 33/8366/2018. Amnesty International’s report on the surveillance of HRDs in Pakistan reveals that Pakistani civil society is under attack by a malicious digital campaign. Diep Saeeda, a well-known Pakistani HRD, has been targeted by digital attacks; the first suspicious messages received after she began campaigning for the release of “disappeared” activist Raza Khan. Diep and other activists were targeted with extremely personalised messages that included malicious links or attachments that, when opened, would either attempt to infect their devices with malware, or direct them to fake Google or Facebook login pages designed to steal their passwords.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ASA3383662018ENGLISH.PDF

State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Secretary General 2018 Report

Human rights, democracy and the rule of law depend on the institutions that give them form. But for populists, who invoke the proclaimed “will of the people”, these institutional checks and balances on power are often seen as an obstacle that should be subverted. The 5th annual report of the Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, published today, assesses the key building blocks of democratic security across Council of Europe member states: independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the functioning of democratic institutions and inclusive societies. This year the report draws attention to the role of institutions in Europe and to the attempts to undermine them both at the European level and at the level of member states.

https://rm.coe.int/state-of-democracy-human-rights-and-the-rule-of-law-role-of-institutio/168086c0c5